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February 07, 2011 10:39 ET

Cheapflights.ca Reveals Top Winter Break Destinations Just in Time for Family Day and the March Break Holidays

TORONTO--(Marketwire - February 7, 2011) - With winter in full swing, many Canadians are ready for a holiday to escape the stress. Whether you're looking for a short getaway over the Family Day long weekend in February or a longer holiday over March Break, Cheapflights.ca, the online leader in finding and publishing travel deals, is here to help. Our editors put together this list of Top 10 Winter Break Destinations to guide you to fun winter cities in Canada and warm, sunny beach retreats in the US and Caribbean. 

Below are selections from Cheapflights.ca's top winter break family destinations in Canada and a couple of our warmer destinations down south.

Deer Lake -- Deer Lake simultaneously masters a quiet pace and an exciting array of outdoor activities. Surrounded by lake, rivers, forests and mountains, it offers plenty of skiing and snowmobiling during the break. Starting the second week in March, Winter Fest 2011 will run for 10 days, with snowmobile races, contests and other activities for kids and families. Search and compare cheap flights to Deer Lake.

Ottawa -- With fun options both indoors and outdoors, Ottawa makes March break easy to navigate and even easier to enjoy. For the outdoor thrill-seeker, grab a toboggan and head to the sledding hills, or skate along the Rideau Canal, which is the world's longest skating rink that usually stays frozen until the middle of March. For indoor folk, spend the cold days in a few of the city's state-of-the art museums. Search and compare cheap flights to Ottawa.

Calgary -- Options abound in Calgary, whether you embrace the cold or not. At Lake Louise Ski Resort, you can either brave the cold and ski to your heart's desire, or take a glass-enclosed gondola ride through the Sulphur Mountains for an incredible viewing experience. Go for a skate around the Olympic Oval, or head indoors and see the Aero Space Museum's flight simulators and aircraft exhibits. Search and compare cheap flights to Calgary.

Punta Canta -- With 24,000 hotel rooms and counting, Punta Cana is the tourist haven of the Dominican Republic. Rife with some of the best beaches in the Caribbean, all-inclusive deals and buffets galore, this destination has a lot to offer in terms of value. Some resorts offer family-friendly packages where kids can stay and eat for free -- so keep your eyes open for perks. Search and compare cheap flights to Punta Cana.

Panama City Beach -- Hot and sunny Florida always dishes up an ideal winter escape. An alternative to its southern counterparts, Panama City Beach has been named one of this year's top budget destinations, with especially cheap hotels, making family trips even more affordable. Dive into its renowned wreck-diving site for an alternative daytime activity to get a taste of the Emerald Coast. Search and compare cheap flights to Panama City.

Other destinations to make Cheapflights.ca's list of Top Winter Break Destinations include the popular cities of Montreal and Vancouver along with Canadian favourites down south including Orlando, Miami and San Diego. To read the complete list, visit www.cheapflights.ca/travel-tips/top-winter-breaks/.

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